I'd just like to pass on my story as it may help some readers. I developed floaters when I was 15 in both eyes. There were two major and a few smaller strands. Life was pretty depressing for me as I had no idea what was causing them or if anything could be done about them. They were constantly on my mind. At 17 I visited Moorfields eye hospital in London. A bit of a waste of time. The doctor looked in my eyes for about 3 minutes and said 'You've got floaters. Your eyes are fine'. I went away poorer but no better off mentally. Sometime in the next two years I stopped noticing the floaters. My mind seemed to have blanked them out. I am now 50 years old and have noticed the floaters again. What happened was quite strange. I was surfing through youtube for something or other and a 'related video' option came up. It was a video of a surgeon in Florida treating floaters with YAG laser. I watched the video. From that day and hour I became conscious of many floaters in both eyes including the two original floaters from my youth. I now see many strands and flecks and they do irritate me greatly. I suppose my point is that I don't believe those masses of floaters suddenly appeared after watching the video. They were there before (most of them at least) and my subconscious mind had blanked them out. The mind is known able to blank out non-moving objects like small veins in the cornea. This leads me to suspect that hypnotism may be an effective treatment for floaters. I hope to try it in the next year if my floaters do not 'disappear' of their own accord. Whatever happens my case shows that the mind can blank out floaters (in my case for 30years). What it also suggests is that we may have to stop consciously seeking out information on the condition. In the world of hyperinformation this is much more difficult than it was. I hope this gives some sufferers a little bit of comfort. Good Luck!